The vote for best women’s deodorant was one of the closest we’ve ever had. Secret Clinical Strength has a winning 25% of the vote as of this writing, but we need to talk about non-antiperspirants and natural alternatives, so let’s get into it.
What’s Up With Antiperspirant?
“There is no convincing evidence that antiperspirant or deodorant use increases cancer risk,” Ted S. Gansler, MD, MBA, director of medical content for the American Cancer Society, said in an e-mail interview. - WebMD
“There was a lot of research that looked at the link between Alzheimer’s and aluminum, and there hasn’t been any definitive evidence to suggest there is a link,” says Heather M. Snyder, PhD, senior associate director of medical and scientific relations for the Alzheimer’s Association. - WebMD
In reality, it’s almost impossible to absorb enough aluminum through the skin to harm the kidneys. “Unless you eat your stick or spray it into your mouth, your body can’t absorb that much aluminum,” says nephrologist Leslie Spry, MD, FACP, spokesperson for the National Kidney Foundation. - WebMD
The closest thing to a natural product from the top contenders was Arm and Hammer Essentials, which I am personally a huge fan of.
If you’re looking for something truly natural, for whatever reason, we recommend Sam’s Natural, which comes in a huge variety of scents for both men and women.
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